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Screenwriting Workshop

Screenwriting is a distinctive approach to storytelling for the visual medium. This 5-session workshop is an introduction to the basic principles of dramatic writing that guides the student to the creative and technical process of translating a concept to a screenplay.

What will be covered
  • Screenwriting concepts and terms
  • Structure and plot
  • Character and archetypes
  • Format and style
  • Pitching and concept development
  • The 3-act paradigm
  • Dialogue
  • Dramatic beats
  • Alternative structures and nonlinear plots
  • Dramatic and narrative voice
  • Screenwriting software
Who should attend

If you have an interest in filmmaking, some writing experience, and a college level education, this workshop is for you.

Class schedule

Please note, this hands-on workshop is scheduled differently from most other PCCI classes. Instead, of an all-day, consecutive-day schedule, this class will be spread out over 5 sessions. Class hours will be from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm.

In addition, there will be an online consultation between each class day, so the instructor can discuss the participants’ writing progress.

The Instructor

Emmanuel Dela Cruz, a native of Aparri, Cagayan is a Palanca award-winning screenwriter, creative consultant, theater/film/television director, mentor and actor. He is known for the films My Rebound Girl (2016), Slumber Party (2012), and Sarong Banggi (2005).

He co-created the television hits Pangako Sa'yo and Tabing-Ilog, Scq Reload to name a few. He co-produced Ang Pagdadalaga ni Maximo Oliveros, Endo (UFO Pictures) and Zombadings 1: Patayin Sa Shokot si Remington (Origin8 Media).

His theater work includes Oras Na, Three Rats, Seremonyas, Mga Kuneho, Katabi and Run Marga Run. He won the FAMAS for Kailangan Kita (2002), the Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival 2007 Short Film Best Director for the Marawi-shot Gabon, and the Gawad CCP for Laro (AmBisyon2010).

Currently a film faculty in Asia Pacific Film Institute, Far Eastern University, and the ABS-CBN University Moving Images Academy. He mentors for the UFO Directing Actors Workshop, based on the acting school of respected Hollywood guru, Judith Weston.

He is the founding chairman of the Philippine’s Independent Filmmakers’ Cooperative (IFC), creator of the IndieSine.

His film Slumber Party is part of Cinelokal's LGBT Film Festival Celebration in 2017.


  • Apr 12, 17, 19 & May 1

6:00 to 10:00 PM & May 1 (10:00 AM to 5:00 PM)


PhP 7,500 (USD 188)

Includes materials and snacks.

Be sure to read the Registration Info before registering.


Note: Your seat is not confirmed until we receive a 50 percent down payment.

Course Date(s)

Deposit payment at your nearest Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation (RCBC) branch, in the name of Philippine Center for Creative Imaging, S/A 1-249-91545-5. Fax deposit slip to 892-5281 with your name and class details. Surrender deposit slip on first day of class to get official receipt.

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